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ABOUT US

The QL+ Program at UTSA is a multidisciplinary student program
dedicated to improving quality of life of community members and those who have served. 

QL+ operates as an arm of UTSA’s College of Engineering. Entrance into the QL+ Program is open to all
UTSA students with an interest in designing, programming, and fabricating assistive medical devices. Groups work together on projects based upon their Interests, current skills, and skills they want to develop.

 

 

DIRECTORS

We are a team of students who work together to manage projects, team development, and help push our fellow students to maximize their potential.

Past Directors

Samantha Mann

Design Director

Currently at Acelity

Cynthia Perez

Technical Director / Founder

Currently pursuing PhD at UC Berkeley/ UCSF Joint Bioengineering Program

 

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Maria Basurto

Provides guidance on the design process towards the most complete and efficient design that could accomplish the designated task.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 

Chase Christenson

Plans and sets project deadlines and instigates which members may join a project. Manages the Director Board.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Gabby Gonzales

Oversees and moniters projects to determines if the progress is consistent with the purpose.

INNOVATION/ MISSION DIRECTOR

Zachary Ulloa

Determines if the design fulfills the need of the challenger. Assesses the uses of the device upon completion and instigates wither refinement is needed or if the project is working as intended.

IMPLEMENTATION DIRECTOR

Lexi Simar

Assesses the originality of the design and determines if the project is distinguishable enough to move forward under the program.

Faculty Advisor

Mark R. Appleford, Ph.D., Founder

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering